kuusi

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: kuu‧si
  • IPA(key): [ˈkuːsi]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *kuuci, from Proto-Finno-Ugric *kutte. Cognates include Estonian kuus and Hungarian hat.

Numeral[edit]

Finnish cardinal numbers
 <  5 6 7  > 
    Cardinal : kuusi
    Ordinal : kuudes
    Adverbial : kuudesti
    Multiplier : kuusinkertainen
Finnish Wikipedia article on kuusi

kuusi

  1. (cardinal) six
    kuusi kuusta joulukuussa
    six spruce trees in December
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Uralic *kuse, *kose or *kowse. Cognates include Estonian kuus.

Noun[edit]

kuusi

  1. spruce (any tree in the genus Picea)
    Kuusi on valtapuulaji noin kolmasosassa Suomen metsiä.
    Spruce is the dominating tree in about one third of Finnish forests.
  2. Norway spruce, Picea abies
  3. spruce (wood of spruce)
    Perinteisesti puulattiat tehtiin kuusesta.
    Traditionally the wooden floors were made of spruce.
  4. spruce (as modifier in compound terms: made of spruce)
    Sinulla on kaunis kuusipöytä.
    You have a beutiful spruce table.
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Usage notes[edit]

The Norway spruce is usually referred to simply as kuusi as it is the only spruce species that grows naturally in Finland.

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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuusi

  1. kuu + the suffix -si.
  2. Genitive singular form of kuu + the suffix -si.
  3. Plural form of kuu + the suffix -si.

Karelian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *kutte. Cognates include Estonian kuus and Hungarian hat.

Cardinal number[edit]

cardinal number
6
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kuusi

  1. (cardinal) six

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Uralic *kuse, *kose. Cognates include Estonian kuus.

Noun[edit]

kuusi

  1. spruce

Kven[edit]

Cardinal number[edit]

kuusi

  1. (cardinal) six